Makeup Palettes

Coloured Raine My Day One Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

My Day One Coloured Raine My Day One Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo featuring a bright, coppery highlighter and a slightly muted, cooler-toned blush. The two shades definitely played well off of each other. Both shades had rich pigmentation and were fairly blendable, easy to use, and lasted for at least eight hours on me, though the blush took some extra time to blend out (workable but not effortless). My Day…

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Sugarpill Fun Size Mini Color Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fun Size Sugarpill Fun Size 9-Pan Mini Color Palette ($28.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a slim, travel-friendly palette of brighter pops of matte eyeshadow that range from richer pastels like aqua and lavender to vivid hues of orange-red and fuchsia. The formula was a little thinner and drier than most matte formulas on the market, which made them less prone to fallout and had better adhesion with pigmentation that ranged from semi-opaque to opaque but was often easily built up.…

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Up Mini Highliner Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Up Mini Highliner Duo Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Up Mini Highliner Duo Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Up Mini Highliner Duo Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Up Mini Highliner Duo Line Up Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Up Mini Highliner Duo ($20.00 for 0.026 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a matte brown (part of the permanent range) and a matte purple (exclusive to the set). The longevity of both shades was excellent, while Purple Reign…

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Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Naked Honey Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.492 oz.) is the newest to the Naked series of palettes. It features “honey” hued shades–translation: warmer, yellower tones with less orange/red-based warmth–across an assortment of mattes and shimmers. The overall quality was there; almost every shade received perfect marks no pigmentation, though some were a bit thin, dusty, or had some fallout, which was where some fell a little short. Those who tend to user primer or don’t mint…

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Pat McGrath Midnight Sun Mothership Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Midnight Sun Pat McGrath Midnight Sun Mothership Eyeshadow Palette ($125.00 for 0.47 oz.) is new, permanent palette that features 10 shades across a myriad of finishes. There are three matte finishes, while the rest of the shades are shimmers with four (on the right side) being the more sparkly, dome-shaped variety. The mattes were very pigmented, silky, and blendable, while most of the shimmers were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with. I did have a bit of fallout with…

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Coloured Raine Prove My Loyalty Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Prove My Loyalty Coloured Raine Prove My Loyalty Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo featuring a bright, silvery-white glittering highlight and a deep, matte red blush. The two shades were quite pigmented and easy enough to apply (even that red!), and the highlighter seemed to have more of a transparent base with tons of shimmer and sparkle, so it worked well for layering and may not be as prone to turning ashy…

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Viseart Dark Edit Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Dark Edit Viseart Dark Edit Edit Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition mix of autumnal tones, per the brand, that is designed to be universal across skin tones. There are four shimmers and eight matte shades. I’m still waiting on confirmation with respect to which shades are Pressed Pigments along with which shades are from what palette, but in the meanwhile, I’ve lined them up the best I can comparing these shades to shades found…

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Coloured Raine Damage Control Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Damage Control Coloured Raine Damage Control Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a sparkling, peachy gold highlighter and a bright, deeper pink blush with a matte finish. Both shades had semi-opaque or better pigmentation that lasted between eight and nine hours on me, but the blush was on the thinner side and worked better over more matte skin (or matte/powdered base products) or else it was more challenging to blend…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Pro Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Norvina Vol. 1 Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Pro Pigment Palette ($60.00 for 1.575 oz.) includes an array of brightly-hued matte shades paired with a few pops of shimmer. The only shimmer I had issues with was D2, which was drier, thin, and weak in pigment/more prone to fading, while the mattes were typically quite pigmented with light to moderate powderiness, slight fallout, and decent wear (seven to eight hours). The mattes were inconsistent when it came to blending out; some…

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Pat McGrath Subversive Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Subversive Pat McGrath Subversive Eye Ecstasy Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a rich, more jewel-toned combination of shades. Two of the shades (Crimson Fire and Synthetica) in the palette are available as single eyeshadows, while the other three are from the Decadence palette (the one I rave about incessantly). I’m pleased to report that the eyeshadows are fantastic: pigmented, creamy, blendable, long-wearing, and all-around a dream to work with; they were fairly consistent with the original releases–I’d…

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Pat McGrath Sublime Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sublime Pat McGrath Sublime Eye Ecstasy Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a new, five-pan eyeshadow palette with four metallic shades and one semi-matte shade (matte with fine shimmer/micro-sparkle). All five shades have been released previously, so those who have a lot of the brand’s past palette releases, this may be redundant. For those who have always wanted to try the formula but have held back due to the price point, it’s an excellent way to enjoy it.…

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Coloured Raine Call the Shots Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Call the Shots Coloured Raine Call the Shots Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a muted copper highlighter paired with a richer coral-red blush. Both shades had good pigmentation and sat well on my skin, while the textures were creamier but a bit thicker/denser, which made them a bit harder to pick up with some brushes. Call the Shots (Highlighter) Call the Shots (Highlighter) is a light-medium copper with moderate,…

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ColourPop Baby Got Peach Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Baby Got Peach Colour Pop Baby Got Peach 9-Pan Pressed Shadow Palette ($12.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a new, warm-toned palette that features seven eyeshadows, one Pressed Pigment, and one Pressed Glitter; the latter two come with the warning “not intended for use in the immediate eye area” (please see the respective shade below for more information). I very much wish that ColourPop, at a minimum, would discontinue placing their Pressed Glitters into what otherwise looks and feels like an…

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Coloured Raine Power Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Power Coloured Raine Power 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette that contains a deeper, purple/plum-themed mix of hues. There are five shimmers and four mattes. The shimmers all have a more emollient, denser/thicker nature to them and most felt a bit more cream-like as a result. The mattes were the least consistent as the pigmentation ranged from semi-sheer to nearly opaque, though they were all buildable, and they varied in how readily…

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Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Walk of Shame Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.18 oz.) is the newest quad in the brand’s line-up, inspired by their Walk of Shame Matte Revolution Lipstick. I imagine if you’re someone typically likes the brand’s formula, the quad seemed consistent with that. The Pop shade (#3) under-performed but not much of a surprise in its performance. I wish the last shade was a bit softer and more yielding. Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame #1 Eyeshadow…

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Natasha Denona Cranberry (2019) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cranberry (2019) Natasha Denona Cranberry (2019) Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($48.00 for 0.4 oz.) has arrived in its permanent, white-hued packaging (compared to its special packaging from last holiday), and the formulas were tweaked. Sakura and Blossom have been changed from the Cream-Powder formula to a pure powder form, though the back of the packaging still listed them as “CP,” the ingredient list was quite close to Creamy Matte shades released in the last few months. That being said, I noticed…

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Persona Identity Two Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Identity Two Persona Identity Two Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.48 oz.) is the brand’s second palette, which features a deeper color story with a mix of mattes (five shades) and shimmers (seven shades). The shimmers were lovely; pigmented, smooth and blendable, and easy to work with. The mattes were softer and a little powdery, so there was a bit of fallout with them, but they were pigmented and blendable. Persona Honest Eyeshadow Persona Honest Eyeshadow Honest Honest is a pale…

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Viseart Neutral Mattes Milieu Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Neutral Mattes Milieu Viseart Neutral Mattes Milieu Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a new, permanent palette designed to be the follow-up to the brand’s original Neutral Mattes palette. It contains twelve shades with all being new except for Penombre (the deep blue). There are four shades that are considered Pressed Pigments (containing Red 7 or Red 28), and they are: Groseille, Cacao, Dahlia, and Baie. For those looking for slightly deeper, richer neutrals that lean a bit redder,…

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ColourPop Viva Eyes Super Shock Shadow Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Viva Eyes Colour Pop Viva Eyes Super Shock Shadow Quad ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition foursome that features all shimmers: fuchsia, gold, teal, and orange. They were consistent with past Super Shock Shadows; they were creamy, emollient, fairly pigmented with good wear, but I did have a bit of unevenness during application with Rosa (which looked a bit less impressive in person than in photos) and Cielo (which actually looked better in person than in the…

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Anastasia x Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Jackie Aina Anastasia Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.392 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features 14 shades across three Pressed Pigments and 11 eyeshadows in various finishes, from matte to pearl to metallic. Where this palette shines is in its cohesive, yet versatile, color scheme. The left side of the palette has a pink/purple vibe, while the right side is warmer, earthier with taupe and green brown. There’s a nice mix of depth, undertone, and finish…

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ColourPop Viva Lips Ultra Glossy Lip Lip Bundle Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Viva Lips Lip Bundle Colour Pop Viva Lips Lip Bundle Colour Pop Viva Lips Lip Bundle Viva Lips Colour Pop Viva Lips Lip Bundle ($15.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) includes three, full-sized glosses; two without shimmer and one with shimmer. I struggled with B, which didn’t apply evenly, while Ale and Steph were more in line with past experiences with the formula: smoothing, comfortable, and easy to work with. Ale Ale is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones…

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ColourPop Strawberry Shortcake Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Strawberry Shake Colour Pop Strawberry Shortcake 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new palette that features a mix of coral, pink, and red with a smattering of peach hues. All of the eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with little to complain about. There was a bit of fallout with Delish and light powderiness with shades like Paper Straw and Shake It Up that was mostly confined to the pan (so not prone to sheering out…

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Natasha Denona Coral Eyeshadow Palette 5 Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Coral Natasha Denona Coral Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($48.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a cohesive mix of pink/red-leaning shads; they coordinated well together and were easy to apply together. There were two matte shades and three more metallic shades. All five shades had good pigmentation, blendability, and wore for nine hours on me, though the mattes were slightly powdery (mostly in the pans). Natasha Denona Kai (244M) Metallic Eye Shadow Natasha Denona Kai (244M) Metallic Eye Shadow Kai (244M) Kai (244M)…

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Chanel Noir Supreme (332) Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Noir Supreme (332) Chanel Noir Supreme (332) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($62.00 for 0.07 oz.) features four, deeper, smokier shades ranging from olive green to muted red. The formula used in this quad wasn’t the same as other quads in the line; this felt like a cream-powder hybrid, though they were more powder-like as they were thin and had just a touch of the slip I’d identify as belonging to a cream product. As they were deeper shades,…

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Chanel Modern Glamour (334) Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Modern Glamour (334) Chanel Modern Glamour (334) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($62.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a set of smokier shades ranging from white to pewter to cool, matte black. All four shades were blendable and easy to use, though the first shade (the pewter hue) could have been more pigmented in one layer. Chanel Modern Glamour #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow Chanel Modern Glamour #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow Modern Glamour #1 Modern Glamour #1 is a medium, greenish-pewter with subtle,…

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ColourPop Orange You Glad Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Orange You Glad Colour Pop Orange You Glad 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, orange-themed monochromatic palette. The palette itself was good overall with the shimmers being more emollient and more loosely pressed, so they tended to have a bit of fallout unless used with fingertips or a flatter, synthetic brush and a pressing motion. There are six mattes, one glitter, and two shimmers in the palette, though three of the mattes and the glitter…

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MAC Nordstrom Anniversary Lip Haul Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC Lip Haul Up Close & Personal Lip Set MAC Lip Haul Up Close & Personal Lip Set MAC Lip Haul Up Close & Personal Lip Set Lip Haul MAC Lip Haul Up Close & Personal Lip Set ($59.50 for 0.6 oz.) is a new, limited edition set exclusive to Nordstrom (now sold out online, you may still find it in stores). It includes six, full-sized products; three lipsticks and three lipglosses. In general, lighter, creamier Lipglasses tend to apply…

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MAC On the Go Pink Up Close & Personal On the Go Mini Lip Kit Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC On the Go (Pink) Up Close & Personal On the Go Mini Lip Kit MAC On the Go (Pink) Up Close & Personal On the Go Mini Lip Kit MAC On the Go (Pink) Up Close & Personal On the Go Mini Lip Kit On the Go (Pink) MAC On the Go (Pink) Up Close & Personal On the Go Mini Lip Kit ($20.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that includes two miniature-sized glosses and…

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MAC Go Get Nude Up Close & Personal Lip Kit Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Go Get Nude MAC Go Get Nude Up Close & Personal Lip Kit ($36.50 for 0.25 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that features three full-sized lip products. Both the lipstick and lipgloss have been released previously (as limited edition shades), while the lip pencil is part of the permanent range (yay for adding a permanent swatch!). When applied altogether (layered), the end result gets dominated by the intensity of Spice coming through, so if one wants more of…

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MAC Pink It Over Up Close & Personal Lip Kit Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Pink It Over MAC Pink It Over Up Close & Personal Lip Kit ($36.50 for 0.25 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that includes three, full-sized products: a lipgloss, lip pencil, and lipstick. They coordinate, though the gloss was noticeably warmer than the other two shades (which I think works but might not be as cohesive for some!). The gloss was better on its own as it resulted in more color separation along my lip lines when applied over…

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